Articles Archive

Below are all our previously published articles and news items - blog posts will be included here too.

There are also 2 wordpress blog sites which we previously used and for whom content is still available, although they are not currently being updated:

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MPs: Why Early Advice is Important

Post date: 28th of July 2019

As part of our #TakeYourMPToWork Campaign, we've been asking MPs to tell us why they think that early legal advice is important: 

  

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Dulwich & W. Norwood MP Visit

Post date: 28th of July 2019

On 25 July 2019, Helen Hayes MP visited Centre 70. Centre 70 is a London charity specialising in legal advice on Debt, Welfare Benefits, Housing, Utilities Debt and Student Finance. They also have a counselling service.

Helen is MP for Dulwich and West Norwood. 

She told us why early legal advice is important: 

 

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Runner up poem: Mandy Groves

Post date: 28th of July 2019

Mandy's poem won runner up in our Sir Henry Brooke Essay Prize 2019.

Congratulations Mandy!

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Runner up essay: Henrietta Boyle

Post date: 28th of July 2019

Henrietta's essay won runner up in our Sir Henry Brooke Essay Prize 2019.

Congratulations Henrietta!

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2nd prize essay: Sam March

Post date: 28th of July 2019

Sam's essay won second prize in our Sir Henry Brooke Essay Prize 2019.

Congratulations Sam!

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1st prize essay: Allan Shepherd

Post date: 28th of July 2019

Allan's essay won first prize in our Sir Henry Brooke Essay Prize 2019.

Congratulations Allan!

 

 

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Colchester MP visits Corum Children's Centre

Post date: 19th of July 2019

On Friday 18 July 2019, Will Quince MP,  who is MP for Colchester, visited Corum Children's Centre.

Will is a Minister in the Department for Work and Pensions. 

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Harrow East MP visits Brent Law Centre

Post date: 19th of July 2019

On 19 July 2019, Bob Blackman MP visited Brent Law Centre. 

Bob is MP for Harrow East, and is is a member of the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee. 

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Take your MP to Work: Event in Parliament

Post date: 16th of July 2019

On Monday 15 July 2019, YLAL and the All Party Parliamentary Group on Legal Aid launched our Take Your MP to Work Campaign

We were so pleased to be joined by members of the press as well as Members of Parliament, all of whom were keen to hear about the importance of early legal advice, and our campaign to encourage MPs to see the legal aid frontline.

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Cardiff Central MP

Post date: 16th of July 2019

Jo Stevens, MP for Cardiff Central visited the Cardiff-based Speakeasy legal advice centre on 15 July 2019. 

Jo, with YLAL's Co-Chair Ollie Persey, has previous written about why legal aid and early advice matters in Labour List

Here she is with Warren and Cynthia from the centre: 

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